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'A mountain of suffering': WA domestic violence figures the tip of the iceberg

'A mountain of suffering': WA domestic violence figures the tip of the iceberg

"What we've just shown you is actually a gross underestimate of the numbers." New RPH figures on domestic and family violence are just the tip of the iceberg, warn senior doctors.

  • by Phil Hickey

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A mother prays as surgery to separate Nima and Dawa begins
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A mother prays as surgery to separate Nima and Dawa begins

The world waits for news as surgeons at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne begin the high-profile operation.

  • by Aisha Dow & Liam Mannix
Lady Cilento business name deregistered before decision announced
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Lady Cilento business name deregistered before decision announced

However, Health Minister Steven Miles' office says any suggestion the deregistration was linked with the decision to change the hospital's name was untrue.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Junior doctors deliver fail grades to Sydney hospitals
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Westmead Hospital

Junior doctors deliver fail grades to Sydney hospitals

Junior doctors have accused Westmead Hospital of allowing a culture of intimidation, discrimination and harassment to permeate.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'Happier, heavier and ready to go': Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa closer to surgery
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'Happier, heavier and ready to go': Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa closer to surgery

Since the conjoined twins arrived in Melbourne a month ago they have put on two kilograms, now weighing in at a combined 14 kilograms.

  • by Aisha Dow
NSW to turn hospitals and schools into mini power plants
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NSW to turn hospitals and schools into mini power plants

The program aims to cut participating hospitals and schools' electricity costs by up to $40,000 a year and feed excess power back into the grid.

  • by Cole Latimer
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Sydney hospital's cardiothoracic surgery unit trainee ban over bullying
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Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Sydney hospital's cardiothoracic surgery unit trainee ban over bullying

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s cardiothoracic surgery department has been banned from training junior doctors next year amid allegations of bullying and dysfunction.

  • by Kate Aubusson
'Most traumatic day': Patients unlawfully ordered to have shock therapy, court finds
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'Most traumatic day': Patients unlawfully ordered to have shock therapy, court finds

Two Victorians were unlawfully ordered to have electroconvulsive therapy, the Supreme Court has ruled, in a decision that could see fewer mental health patients forced to have the procedure against their will.

  • by Aisha Dow
The hospital whose staff are failing to wash hands before touching newborns
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The hospital whose staff are failing to wash hands before touching newborns

The two poorest performing hospitals when it comes to maternity care have been revealed in a new report.

  • by Esther Han
Healthscope's day of reckoning is looming
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Healthscope's day of reckoning is looming

The return of a private equity bid for Healthscope has been perfectly timed to put its board under pressure at this week's annual meeting.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Northern Beaches Hospital opens on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know
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Northern Beaches Hospital opens on Tuesday. Here's what you need to know

The new, privately run hospital at Frenchs Forest in Sydney's north opens its doors on October 30, while Manly Hospital closes the same day. 

  • by Jenny Noyes